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VBB Weekly – 09.08.2014

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Highlights

Atria Indies Takeover Recap

Colleen Hoover, Jamie McGuire, Abbi Glines and K.A. Tucker took over the blog last Tuesday! We had a great time and I put together a recap in case you missed it! I’ve also got some great videos we didn’t get a chance to post during the takeover, so check it out here!

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Tara Sivec Takeover

And continuing the Tuesday Takeover momentum, I’ve got Tara Sivec taking over the blog tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. CST (8:00 p.m. EST)! We’ll also be releasing the prologue for Closer to the Edge, her newest book coming September 22nd. So make sure to stop by for some laughs, some chatting, some teasers and some giveaways!

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Group Read of Priceless

As part of the VBB Vixens reading group, we’re starting a read of Priceless by Raine Miller this week and then chatting with Raine next Friday, September 19th. Join the Vixens group here if you’d like to read along with us!

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Releasing This Week

Bang Bang by Rachel Van Dyken

He was my best friend.
Until he became my enemy.
All within the span of one night.

Bang, Bang, Bang, Bang.

The rapid fire of gunshots became the soundtrack to my life.

This is the Mafia. Lines are blurred. Choices are never black and white. And the life you thought you knew is… one giant lie.

He was dead.
And I didn’t want his life to be in vain, so I tried to make something of myself. I tried and failed.

Now he’s back. Alive. And he wants something…

Me.

Nobody ever said the mafia played fair.
Welcome to The Family.

This book is part of the Eagle Elite series and provides insight into how Sergio fits into the family. It can be read as a standalone.

Reading Order: Elite | Elect | Entice | Elicit | Bang Bang (99¢)
My ReviewsElite | Elect | Entice | Elicit

Happenstance 2 by Jamie McGuire

Erin Easter was now Erin Alderman, because Erin Alderman was dead.

In the second installment of this USA Today bestselling series, follow protagonist Erin, a high school senior in tiny Blackwell, Oklahoma. After a terrible accident leaves two classmates dead, Erin learns that she was switched at birth. Shortly after, she moves into the home of her true parents, Sam and Julianne Alderman, transforming Erin over night from pariah of Blackwell High School, to the only child of one of the most affluent couples in town.

Also being pursued by her childhood crush, Weston Gates, the dream she once had is now reality. But when Erin stumbles upon secrets that give her the answers she’s been searching for, she also finds a truth she never wanted to know.

Happenstance is a serial and each book should be read in order.

Reading OrderHappenstance 1 (My review) | Happenstance 2

jealousy coverJealousy (#2, From the Inside Out) by S.L. Scott

We shared a love that regulated every heartbeat and every breath we took. It was all encompassing. I thought our love could withstand time and anything thrown our way.

I was wrong. So wrong.

I used to be happy. I used to be Juliette Weston when Dylan Somers filled my life with promises of love and a happy ever after. But when he took my heart and broke it into a million pieces, I became someone else entirely. In one afternoon, I lost my soul mate. I lost everything I knew myself to be.

Three years later, the man who destroyed me is back.

To assuage his guilt? To finish the job? It doesn’t matter… I won’t let him this time. I’m stronger. I’ve moved on. He won’t affect me.

This is a story of love and betrayal. Pain and loss. Happiness and fate. It’s about finding your true destiny.

This is a continuation of our story.

And it’s not for the faint of heart.

This is the second part of this serial. The last two books are coming out simultaneously on Sept 29th and will allow readers to follow the story according to the man you love the most. Read more here.

Reading Order: Scorned (99¢) | Jealousy (99¢| Dylan | Austin
My Reviews: Scorned | Jealousy

All or Nothing (#3, Love by Design) by Kendall Ryan

You’ve met Ben Shaw. Now meet Braydon Kincaid, the devil-may-care male model who nearly stole the show in Working It by New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan.

As one of the world’s most sought-after male models, Braydon is no stranger to the finer pleasures in life. The last thing he wants to do is limit himself, especially when it comes to women. His best friend, Ben, might’ve settled down, but Braydon doesn’t want to waste his youth on the messy complications of commitment. He wants fun. He wants easy.

Ellie isn’t looking for a casual relationship, but her tough and sassy personality instantly attracts Braydon, who proposes a “friends with benefits” arrangement. Unable to resist the powerful pull of the charming bad boy, Ellie eventually relents, though she longs for all-consuming love.

As the two spend more time together, Ellie soon realizes that Braydon’s posing skills extend off the runway. His carefully crafted façade masks a secret hurt that he’s reluctant to share with Ellie, even as they embark on a passionate affair that sends them hurtling toward a fate neither expected. Can Ellie risk her heart while she waits for Braydon to let her in, or will she be forced to demand all or nothing?

This is the third book in the Love by Design series, which should be read in order.

Reading Order: Working It | Craving HimAll or Nothing

Damaged Goods (#2, Outsider Chronicles) by Nicole Williams

When Liv Bennett said goodbye to the sinkhole of a town she grew up in, she hoped she’d left that chapter of her life behind forever. But forever turned out to only be three years.

Returning home to her two younger sisters after their addict of a mother up and disappeared, Liv promptly reinstitutes her golden rule that got her through her first nineteen years of life without getting knocked up, roughed up, or messed up: Don’t date the local boys and god forbid, don’t fall in love with one of them.

It isn’t long before that golden rule is put to the test.

Will Goods isn’t the same boy she remembers growing up by in the next trailer over. The wild, careless boy who used to tear up the town with his three brothers has morphed into someone else so completely, he’s almost unrecognizable. The quiet, contemplative man who works on cars by night and takes care of his mentally ill mother during the day is nothing like any of the local boys Liv grew up avoiding.

But just when Liv considers suspending her golden rule this one time, she finds out something about Will that will change everything.

Will Goods isn’t who he used to be; he’s not even the man Liv thinks she’s gotten to know over the summer. He’s someone else entirely.

He’s become . . .

Damaged Goods.

Damaged Goods is book 2 of the series, but can be read as a standalone novel.

Reading Order: Hard Knox (99¢Damaged Goods

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Rock Addiction (#1, Rock Kiss) by Nalini Singh

A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.

A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be…

Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…

This is the first book in the Rock Kiss series, each which can be read as a standalone and features a different band member. Read an excerpt here and enter to win 1 of 3 ARCs.

Reading Order: Rock Addiction | Rock Courtship

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Ivan Everley, 13th Baron Rothvale, will tell you himself he’s the LAST person on earth who should have custody over a priceless collection of art, but since when does the irony of life ever fall in line with what somebody wants? Ivan might be a Lord according to British law, but he’s just a regular guy with an appetite for speed…and women…and some dominating kink in the bedroom. Yeah, just a regular guy who happens have Olympic gold medals stashed away in his house. Riiiight. His public profile is merely a sham–his private life a carefully guarded secret borne out of the pain of betrayal. Even his famous cousin, Ethan Blackstone, doesn’t know the whole story about the man he considers a brother.

Lord Ivan has a plethora of problems piled up to his aristocratic eyeballs–that only get more complicated when a beautiful art conservationist shows up to appraise his inherited collection of paintings–but that doesn’t stop him from digging himself in deeper. Nope, not a bit. Once Ivan gets a taste of Gabrielle Hargreave, mistaken identity or not, he can’t think of anything else but how perfect she felt in his arms the night he first laid his eyes on her.

He wants her, and what Ivan wants, Ivan gets. He is Lord Ivan after all. Gabrielle soon discovers that the Dom in him isn’t taking ‘no’ for an answer. But, yet, Gabrielle Hargreave might just teach our discontent lord a thing or two about life, and about himself, and help them both discover the undeniable truth in what it means to find something genuinely…priceless.

Priceless is the first book in the Rothvale Legacy.

Reading Order: Priceless | My Lord

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Must Reads of the Week

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I absolutely loved this story. It was not what I expected at all in the best possible way. It was a bold, seductive, suspenseful and brilliantly layered, keeping me utterly riveted. The novel follows Layana Fairmont’s struggle of loving two men. Two men who couldn’t be more different. Two men she couldn’t let go of. But it’s not your typical love triangle story. There is so much more than what you think. There are secrets and opposing forces, all which when come to be revealed changes everything about the story. It’s incredibly sexy and captivating and I assure you that you won’t be able to put this down!

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This book consumed me with the most amazing characters and a story that simutaneously filled me with hope and destroyed me with an overflow of emotion. The story centers on Kate, a girl nicknamed Bright Side for her unfailing positivity, and the relationships she carries and reates… the most beautiful being with her best friend, Gus. It’s an unforgettable story of love and loss, friendship and hope and it has that lingering effect that makes the story stick with you long after you’ve read it.

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